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Killed 06 Saleen s281, but beware doesnt know how to drive!

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    Killed 06 Saleen s281, but beware doesnt know how to drive!

    I was driving home from the girls house, heading east on L street in chula vista. I pull up to a light and I see a saleen s281 w/ exhaust, or it was just loud, next to some lil civic talking to some girls, it was a yellow convertible with license plate "NMBR281" he took off burning some rubber so I stayed right behind him passed the civic and drove past him fairly easily, we slowed down for the next light, we gave each other the thumbs up and went, he had me at first, then once I got traction i flew past him pretty easily I know he didn't let off since I could hear his exhaust, but he couldnt shift worth a shit, I started slowing down and he almost HIT ME! he kinda swirving into my lane. We got to the light and the civic girls were then looking at me - we got onto the freeway 805 south and I tried to do another one, but he did a ricer flyby and AGAIN almost hit me by coming into my lane. I didn't feel like catching up. I didn't realize the new saleens weren't that fast? Im sure it probably wasn't supercharged -

    I also got a g35 a while later to 120, then let off kept him by about 2 cars away from me.

    Fun night

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    Yeah, sounds like he was drunk man.














    GOOD KILLS!

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    Even the supercharged ones ain't that fast...a half-ass modded LS1 will have no problem with one. They only come with a putrid 4lbs boost stock, and 3.55 gears.

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    yeah the s281's are chumps, they are slow and sound weak with their stock exhaust, hell the stock gt seems faster and sounds meaner.

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    i want to get to race one of them. but i need a car to drive first.

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    good kill

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach1Mustang View Post
    i want to get to race one of them. but i need a car to drive first.
    dont you have your mach??

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    yeah, but its minus a motor.... should have the car back in a few weeks at most. doing a forged bottom end and a few other goodies to go along with the d1. should be around 600rwhp when i get it back. should be.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach1Mustang View Post
    yeah, but its minus a motor.... should have the car back in a few weeks at most. doing a forged bottom end and a few other goodies to go along with the d1. should be around 600rwhp when i get it back. should be.....
    what is a d1? sounds like your car is gonna rock when its goin

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    d1sc procharger. it is there medium sized supercharger. the f1 would be the next step up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddielb View Post
    I also got a g35 a while later to 120, then let off kept him by about 2 cars away from me.

    Damn, those G35s must have some nuts.

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    Hmmmm

    They seem pretty badass to me! I got the below from Saleen website. http://www.saleen.com/s281_e_specs.htm

    550 Horses aren't bad. But as soon as you factor in the cost vs. an SS. The winner is obvious. Which is really the shortcoming of all other manufacturer offerings. Horsepower per buck ratio is best with the bowtie!

    SPECIFICATIONS 2007 SALEEN S281 Coupe

    GENERAL
    Curb Weight, lb. est 3356
    Weight Distribution, F/R 53/47
    Fuel Capacity, gal. 15.7
    Wheelbase, in. 107.1
    Track, F/R 62.8/63.9
    Width 74
    Length 189.1
    Height 56
    Trunk Space, cubic ft. 13.1

    ENGINE
    Type 4.6L, 3V, SOHC V-8
    Bore and Stroke 3.55 x 3.54 in.
    Displacement 4.6 liters, 281 cu in.
    Crankshaft Special Saleen Forged Steel
    Connecting Rods Saleen Forged Steel
    Pistons Saleen Forged Aluminum
    Exhaust System Saleen Stainless, 2.5 in. Variable Exhaust
    Horsepower 550 bhp @ 6100 RPM
    Torque 525 lbs-ft Torque @ 4900 RPM
    Fuel Premium Unleaded 91 Octane
    Saleen Intercooled Supercharger Saleen Series VI Integrated TwinScrew Supercharger With Two-Stage Water-to-Air Intercooler System; Cast 356-T6 Aluminum Alloy Construction
    Radiator Saleen Performance dual-core radiator and high flow cooling system
    Calibration Saleen PowerFlash™ performance calibration
    Intake Saleen Design Hi-Flow Inlet Tube and Air Box
    Fuel Injectors 39 lbs.
    Mass Airflow Sensor 98mm


    DRIVETRAIN
    Transmission Saleen Quick Ratio 6-Speed Transmission
    Differential Saleen 4.10:1 Maxgrip™ Differential
    Clutch High performance clutch
    Flywheel Light Weight Aluminum
    Driveshaft Balanced Aluminum


    AIR MANAGEMENT DESIGN
    Saleen Aluminum Hood w/ Heat Ventilation
    Saleen Design Injection Molded TPO Front Facia
    Saleen Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
    Saleen Front Aero Ducting
    Saleen Design Injection Molded TPO Side Skirts and Door Cladding
    Saleen Design Injection Molded TPO Rear Facia
    Saleen Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
    Saleen Design Front Grille
    Saleen Integrated Front Turn Signals
    Saleen Center Body Panels (rear)
    Saleen Design Rear Spoiler and End Caps
    Saleen High Intensity Headlamps (HID)

    Saleen Designed Quarter Window Trim Optional
    This Saleen designed quarter window panel gives the S281 “Extreme” a unique race inspired profile by adding a body colored panel on the outside of the quarter window as well as a Saleen branded black-out panel on the inside.


    Saleen Scenic Roof Optional
    Extend your driving pleasure with the installation of a high quality tempered glass roof. The structurally sound glass roof is tinted and has been tested to meet all federal safety requirements. This option completely replaces the roof of your coupe and

    SUSPENSION
    Springs Saleen specific rate front and rear springs
    Struts Saleen front struts (N2)
    Shocks Saleen rear shocks (N2)
    Control arms Boxed lower control arms
    Axle Three link live rear axle panhard rod
    Front MacPherson strut with lower control arm;
    Saleen Racecraft system including N2
    struts with linear-rate coil-over springs;
    1.38-in. tubular stabilizer (anti-roll) bar
    with urethane pivot bushings; specially
    calibrated suspension settings
    Rear Live axle located by three links plus
    a Panhard rod; Saleen Racecraft
    system including direct-acting,
    linear-rate coil spings and N2 shocks;
    0.79-in. stabilizer (anti-roll) bar; specially
    calibrated suspension settings

    STYLING AND INTERIOR

    Saleen leather sport seats with louvered head rest
    Saleen 200 MPH speedometer with black faced gauges
    Saleen twin gauge pod; boost and air temperature
    Saleen design dash vents and bezels
    Saleen steering wheel badge
    Saleen performance driving pedals with driver foot brace
    Saleen close ratio shifter
    Saleen shift knob
    Saleen door sill plates
    Saleen S281E graphics and identification
    Saleen windshield graphic
    Saleen fender badge
    Saleen serialized engine bay plaque
    Saleen serialized bumper number
    Saleen serialized dash plaque
    Saleen championship wreath
    Saleen S281 custom floor mats
    Saleen key fob
    Saleen "Eagle One" detail kit
    Saleen owners document portfolio and warranty guide
    Saleen tire pressure monitoring system

    Rockford Fosgate "Punch" Sound System Upgrade Optional
    Additional 150w amplifier with 12” long-throw subwoofer. Contoured to fit the coupe and convertible trunk perfectly. The sound quality of this system is superior to the Shaker 1000 and requires less trunk space.

    STYLING AND INTERIOR
    Exterior Color/Graphic Color/Wheel Color
    HP - Performance White Clearcoat/Blue/White
    HP - Performance White Clearcoat/Black/White
    D3 - Torch Red Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
    UA - Black Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
    G9 - Vista Blue Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
    TL - Satin Silver Clearcoat Metallic/Black/Silver
    U3 - Grabber Orange/Black/Silver (New for 2007)
    T8 - Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic/Silver/Silver
    G2- Redfire Clearcoat/Silver/Silver
    G5 - Alloy Clearcoat Metalic/Silver/Silver (New for 2007)
    P3- Windveil Blue Blue/Silver/Silver

    Saleen Factory Paint Colors Optional
    Exterior Color/Graphic Color/Wheel Color
    Speedlab Yellow/Black/Silver
    Saleen S7 Silver/Black/Silver
    Liztick Red/Silver/Silver
    Pearl White/Black/White
    Black Metallic/Silver/Silver
    Beryllium/Silver/Silver
    Victory Blue/Silver/Silver
    Bright Signature Red/Silver/Silver
    Trilogy Silver/Silver/Silver

    Saleen Extreme Rainbow Paint Optional
    A rainbow of clearcoat colors will set your Saleen apart from the ordinary.

    BRAKES
    Saleen Brake System Standard
    Saleen ABS 6-Piston Calipers
    Saleen 15.0 in. Slotted & Vented Disc (Front)

    WHEELS AND TIRES
    Saleen Forged 5 Spoke One Piece Wheels
    20 in. x 9 in. Front Standard
    20 in. x 10 in. Rear Standard

    Chrome Wheels Optional

    Ultra High Performance Pirelli P-Zero Rosso Tires
    275/35ZR20 (Front) Standard
    275/40ZR20 (Rear) Standard

    Michilin Ultra High Performance Tires Optional
    Summer tires that utilize the latest technology in construction and compounds for maximum grip, handling, acceleration and braking for the most extreme performance requirements.

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    Those are this years model. Maybe they have upped the ante.

    I raced the S281 Supercharged, NOT the Extreme. They have three versions, the N/A, the S81 Supercharged, and the Extreme.

    The second one did not have forged components, thus only 4 lbs boost. And the N/A one, well it is just a GT with a few bolt-ons.

    I remember in 05-06 the S281 Supercharged made 435 HP, I remember looking it up after the race. I think the Extreme had like 450 plus or sumthin'?

    Anyway, from my experience, they needed to upgrade their cars performance in order to justify the price tag.

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    I agree, Saleen is way over priced. Someone could easily take a regular '07 GT and spend a fraction of the money and destroy Saleen's performance dollar for dollar. Sure, the goofy appearance package, exclusivity of driving a "Saleen," etc. is all cool and stuff but I could not see spending much on body mods when all that's really on the table is ET's and bragging rights. Besides, it's so much more fun as a sleeper!

    Steve has to sell a lot of decals to compete with the excellent F-body platform and our deep aftermarket...

    Oh yeah, nice kill and congrats on not getting hit... twice

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    now how about these new saleen boss mustangs? how quick are they? and is it really packin a 302??

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    There is an 03? 281 Saleen in town that I am dying to try out. Sucker is mint though with only 6k miles on it. Selling it for 30k, maybe the person buying will want to run???

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    Quote Originally Posted by powermad View Post
    There is an 03? 281 Saleen in town that I am dying to try out. Sucker is mint though with only 6k miles on it. Selling it for 30k, maybe the person buying will want to run???
    test drive time!!!

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